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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Ranunculeae — the ranunculuses, including the buttercup etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of herbs, mostly with yellow flowers, including crowfoot, buttercups, and the cultivated ranunculi (Ranunculus Asiaticus, Ranunculus aconitifolius, etc.) in which the flowers are double and of various colors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of polypetalous plants, type of the order Ranunculaceæ and of the tribe Ranunculeæ.
- n. A plant of the genus Ranunculus.
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- n. annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
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The best soil for the Ranunculus is a loam or clay in which the common field Buttercup grows freely and plentifully.
An ecophysiological investigation of some species of Arctic temperature '' Ranunculus '' L. with respect to climate warming.
Misa Kelly's "Ranunculus" originally was intended as a collaboration between choreographer and solo dancer, but due to a series of mishaps, the task of dancing eventually fell to Kelly herself.
Increased respiration relative to photosynthesis can result in negative carbon balances, particularly in clonal plants that accumulate old tissues, for example, the cushion form ecotype ([[Introduction to Arctic Tundra and Polar Desert Ecosystems | Fig. 7.3) of purple saxifrage ( '' Saxifraga oppositifolia '' ) and some species of the herb '' Ranunculus '' .
In swampy areas and on the shores of glacial lakes there are cushions of Azorella crenata and rosettes of Hypochaeris sessiliflora while there are Callitriche nubigena and Ranunculus limoseloides under the water.
The seasonally flooded hollows are covered with sea clubrush Scirpus maritimus, bulrush Schoenoplectus lacustris, rushes Juncus sp. and crowfoot Ranunculus baudotii.
Only few high-arctic plants in Greenland are expected to become extinct, for example, Ranunculus sabinei, which is limited to the narrow outer coastal zone of North Greenland .
However, experiments with transplanting herbs between the Austrian Alps, Abisko, and Svalbard showed that allocation of biomass in some species such as glacier buttercup ( '' Ranunculus glacialis '') was affected by photoperiod and this constrained any potential increases of vigor that might have occurred due to climate warming .
This Spring our flowers will include hand-picked Anenomes, Narcissus, Freesia, Ranunculus and Tulips.
And there are many English (Dutch, German, French) names that are used for more than one plant, but although some plants have several botanical names (Ranunculus ficaria is the same as Ficaria verna…), every botanical name only points to one plant…